Financial and Budget Administrator Full Time #2023-01
Company: U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Posted on: January 27, 2023
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Financial and Budget Administrator - Full Time
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CL 28 ($71,874 - $116,844)
Promotion potential to CL 29 without further competition.
Location: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Telework: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
May be eligible to telework up to three days per week, based on the
court's telework policy and the needs of the office.
Closing Date: - - - - - - - - - -
Open until filled. Preference will be given to applications
received on or before February 10, 2023.
Join the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's team of professionals, focused on
providing exceptional service to the Court, the public and members
of the legal community. This position is perfect for a
professional, self-motivated individual seeking a public service
career with challenging and rewarding work, and training
opportunities in a multitask, fast-paced environment.
The Financial and Budget Administrator performs and coordinates
administrative, analytical, technical, and professional work
related to financial and accounting activities of the court. The
incumbent provides support for the bankruptcy court regarding
financial and budget matters and is responsible for the financial
operation and preparation of the unit's budget. The Financial and
Budget Administrator ensures the court complies with internal
controls and regulations affecting financial and budget processes
and understands how those processes interact with other court
functions. The Financial and Budget Administrator prepares,
updates, and analyzes a variety of accounting records, financial
statements, and budget reports; oversees and assists with accounts
payable and accounts receivable activities; develops
recommendations regarding procedures for improvements, and assists
with policy development regarding financial and budget matters.
- Formulate, evaluate, and implement policies, procedures, and
protocols related to financial and budgetary operations and
execution within the unit and court. - Advise managers, executives,
or judges on court financial and budget matters and serve as
project manager on special financial or budget initiatives. -
Provide guidance and assistance to other units within the district
on financial and budget matters if needed. -
- Maintain, reconcile, and analyze accounting records, consisting
of a cash receipts journal, registry fund, and deposit fund, as
well as subsidiary ledgers for allotments and other fiscal records.
- Review or perform accounts payable and accounts receivable duties
and have responsibility for the accuracy and accountability of
monies received and disbursed by the court. -Prepare, update,
examine, and analyze a variety of regular and non-standard reports
as requested by the court unit, Administrative Office, U.S.
Treasury, financial institutions, or other organizations and
agencies. - Design, develop, and maintain spreadsheet formats and
programs for analyzing financial information for the
- Prepare the overall fiscal budget plan for review by the unit
executive and the court. - Perform data analysis and conduct
modeling based on different operational scenarios. - Manage the
budget throughout the fiscal year. - Recommend and perform
reprogramming actions to cover projected account
- Research and analyze financial and budget related questions,
problems, trends, and areas for efficiency or improvement
attributed to the data being developed and respond or prepare
written correspondence, as required. - Conduct work measurement and
work productivity studies related to financial, budget, and
associated activities and prepare reports.
- Perform reviews to ensure that the court unit complies with the
Guide to Judiciary Policy, internal controls, and generally
accepted accounting principles. - Prepare documents to identify
findings and develop written recommendations for changes. -
Maintain and update the court's internal controls manual and
coordinate audit activities.
- Ensure that appropriate internal controls for disbursement,
transfer, recording, and reporting of monies are followed. - Review
vouchers for payments related to expenses incurred by the court for
appropriateness of payment. - Accept responsibility for files and
documents related to the monetary aspects of case management. -
Collaborate with information technology staff to develop or
customize programs or systems to assist with finance and accounting
transactions and record-keeping.
- Use a wide variety of manual and automated accounting systems
and cash management tools. - Assist and train other court employees
in the use of these systems and tools.
- Perform other duties and assist with special projects as
Education and Experience:
Two years of specialized experience or completion of a master's
degree is required. Specialized experience includes progressively
responsible experience in at least one but preferably two or more
of the functional areas of financial management and administration
such as budgeting, accounting, auditing, or financial reporting
that provided a knowledge of rules, regulations, and terminology of
financial administration. The preferred candidate will possess
experience in financial and budget management for the federal
government or for a court.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Extensive knowledge of government policies, practices,
regulations, and terminology related to administration of financial
reporting, procurement processes, and financial
- Comprehensive knowledge of government accounting practices,
procedures, and principles, including internal controls and
separation of duties.
- Extensive knowledge of financial systems and how to use
automated systems to perform day-to-day activities.
- Extensive knowledge of the overall fiscal reconciliation
- Skill in preparing financial reports, monitoring and
reconciling accounts and ledgers. -
- Skill in preparing and analyzing budgets, spending plans, and
Conditions for Employment:
Candidates must demonstrate organizational skills, good judgment,
and willingness to work across different technical domains with
legal, technical, administrative, and operations staff in a
cooperative environment. - Candidates must maintain the
confidentiality of sensitive information. -
All employees of the court are required to adhere to the Code of
Conduct for Judicial Employees, which is available for review upon
request. -In addition, the successful applicant will be hired
subject to a probationary period of no less than six months.
- Participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System
- Optional participation in the Thrift Savings Plan with matching
contributions (similar to 401K).
- 11 paid holidays per year.
- Paid vacation in the amount of 13 days per year for the first
three years, 20 days per year after three years, and 26 days per
year after fifteen years.
- Paid sick leave in the amount of 13 days per year.
- Optional participation in choice of health plans, dental and
vision insurance programs, group life insurance program, long term
care insurance, and optional participation in a pre-tax flexible
spending account plan for commuter reimbursement, and dependent
care and medical expenses not covered by health insurance.
- Public transit subsidy as the budget permits.
- Options for hybrid work schedule with telework and/or
- This position is subject to mandatory EFT (Electronic Funds
Transfer) participation for payment of net pay.
- Applicants must be citizens of the United States or be
authorized to work in the United States. Please note the
citizenship requirements at:
- Only the most qualified applicants will be contacted for
personal interviews. No telephone calls please.
- Applicants to be interviewed may be asked to provide a
completed Application for Judicial Branch Federal Employment (Form
AO 78), and a list of references. Candidates will not be asked
about their criminal history before receiving a tentative offer of
employment. Candidates completing the AO-78 are not required to
complete questions 18-20 regarding criminal history. Criminal
history is not in itself disqualifying. All available information,
past and present, favorable and unfavorable, about the reliability
and trustworthiness of an individual will be considered when making
an employment suitability determination. Providing false or
misleading information may be grounds for removal from the
application and selection process, as well as disciplinary action
if discovered after an individual's date of hire.
- Interviews may be held virtually or in person.
- The U.S. Bankruptcy Court is not authorized to reimburse
candidates for interview or relocation expenses.
- The court provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with
- As this position is deemed "high-sensitive," the successful
candidate will be required to undergo a background clearance which
includes fingerprinting, and updated background investigations
every five years.
- New employees engaging in work for the District of Minnesota
are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of
vaccination will be required prior to entrance on duty.
Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume in a
single document to: email@example.com. -Please
refer to ANNOUNCEMENT #2023-01 in the email transmittal. -
The U. S. Bankruptcy Court has the right to modify the conditions
of this vacancy announcement, or withdraw this announcement, either
of which may occur without prior written or other notice.
The United States Bankruptcy Court is a part of the Judicial Branch
of the United States Government. Employees of the United States
Bankruptcy Court serve under "Excepted Appointment" and are
considered "At-Will" employees. -
Please visit the employment
(http://www.mnb.uscourts.gov/employment) section of our website for
other requirements and benefits information.
THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
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